Mumbai: Recently, a group of woman had gathered near St Teresa’s College, for, it marked the beginning of championing a humanitarian cause. The hair were to be sent for making wigs free of cost for chemotherapy patients who lose their hair.
Now, Reshma Kamble from Mumbai could also have been a part of this humanitarian cause, wherein she would have to part ways with only a little part of her long tresses.
Indeed, the lady from Mumbai Reshma Kamble with her 6-ft-10-inch long tresses has found a place in the Limca Book of Records this year, as the woman with the "longest hair" in India.
At 5 ft 4 inches, Kamble has to climb a stool to help her hair touch the floor rather than sweep it. There have even been times when she has stepped on her own hair.
An unwritten rule in Kamble's maternal home in Kalyan is that she would enter the bathroom last. "It takes her over an hour to wash her hair", Reshma's mother, Sunita, was quoted as saying by the ToI.
Kamble though safeguards her long, ancestral gift as fiercely as she does her newborn. It has been twelve years since she last cuther hair.
Now, each time she combs her hair in her marital ground floor home in Ahmednagar, an audience forms at the window.
Even during their wedding, guests wondered if she was wearing extensions, Kamble's cheerful sister-inlaw Reena was quoted as saying.
She washed her hair once in a week with Shikakai soap and follows up by applying coconut oil.
The 25-year-old, who was even approached for a shampoo advertisement once, proudly shows off two albums full of pictures of two local competitions for long hair that she won in 2007 and 2009 respectively.